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Amtrak pictures part 2
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Charlie_O
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« Reply #20 on: Dec 4th, 2005, 6:32pm »
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A few more shots from the NEC...

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« Reply #21 on: Dec 4th, 2005, 6:33pm »
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An AEM7 doubleheader...

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« Reply #22 on: Dec 4th, 2005, 6:34pm »
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Seems like all the "Toasters" have received their gray-n-blue scheme...

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« Reply #23 on: Dec 4th, 2005, 6:35pm »
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Tho the baggage car behind this oner is vintage Amtrak...

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« Reply #24 on: Dec 4th, 2005, 6:36pm »
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A freak sighting, a single Genesis unit with a refrigerated boxcar on the Corridor.  Keepin' those beers cold I s'pose.


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« Reply #25 on: Dec 4th, 2005, 6:37pm »
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And finally... a speeding bullet...

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« Reply #26 on: Dec 8th, 2005, 1:55pm »
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Interesting how MARC is using the same engines as Amtrak Acela. And when did NJ Transit become part of Amtrak?
 
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Charlie_O
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« Reply #27 on: Dec 8th, 2005, 4:56pm »
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on Dec 8th, 2005, 1:55pm, Mr._Ed wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Interesting how MARC is using the same engines as Amtrak Acela. And when did NJ Transit become part of Amtrak?
 
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Mr. Ed  

 
MARC and Amtrak do both use HHP8 motors.  "Acela," however, is a brand that applies only to the Amtrak trainsets.  
 
As for the NJT equipment...tho just borrowed to meet high demand on Thanksgiving weekend, it does get an Amtrak train symbol when in use as an extra.


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« Reply #28 on: Dec 8th, 2005, 6:18pm »
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The HHP-8s originally had "Acela" decals IIRC; these got replaced even before "Acela Regional" became "Regional" and the stillborn Acela Commuter (remember that one?) remained the Clockers until the recent transfer into NJT hands.
 
Rumors still abound that Amtrak's decision-makers continue to have the ALP-46 under consideration, possibly even to replace the HHP-8...they were and are impressed by the performance of that loco when pulling Amtrak Clockers (some of those having 14 cars)...


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« Reply #29 on: Dec 8th, 2005, 7:01pm »
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I like the ALP's because of their interior layout.  You have a central isle with electrical equipment on both sides.  They have great pulling power, too.  The Bananas are a good performing locomotive, but they tend to hunt, and they have too much torque for lighter trains.  Their wheelslip control takes effect when they are accelerating even on dry rail, making for a lot of back-and-forth motion for the passengers in the coaches, unless you notch out very gradually.
 


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« Reply #30 on: Dec 19th, 2005, 9:50am »
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Here is a picture of Amtrak's Silver Meoter

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« Reply #31 on: Jan 4th, 2006, 12:06pm »
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Tie train on June 18th, 2005 along the Keystone Corridor. Note the power!

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« Reply #32 on: Jan 6th, 2006, 3:02am »
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Tie Train?
 
Looks more like the welded rail train.  Are there cars of ties behind the CWR?
 
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« Reply #33 on: Feb 19th, 2006, 9:28am »
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Amtrak train #1 on 2-15-2006 at Lafayette LA.
 
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« Reply #34 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 7:34am »
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baggage cart at Winter Haven, FL

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« Reply #35 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 8:25am »
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southbound Silver Star, train 1191 at Richmond, VA; March 7, 2006

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« Reply #36 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 8:31am »
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B32-8WH #513; Jacksonville, FL; March 8, 2006

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« Reply #37 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 8:33am »
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southbound Silver Star train 1191 at Orlando; March 8, 2006

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southbound Silver Star train 1191 at Winter Haven, FL; March 8, 2006

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« Reply #39 on: Mar 20th, 2006, 12:11pm »
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Well, baggage carts don't seem to have changed in the past hundred years or so, whatever alterations have occurred in motive power and cars...

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